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Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
to atlanta for a very special program with miss king at the famed ebenezer baptist church, the church that was home base for dr. king during much of the civil rights movement. a conversation which would turn out to be one of her last on national television. we're glad you could join us to wrap up this 10th anniversary week with a conversation with coretta scott king, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as we kick off our second season in 2005, we could think of no better way to celebrate than by paying a visit to coretta scott king at atlanta's iconic ebenezer baptist church. we traveled to atlanta for a special program with mrs. king, taped in front of
Jan 9, 2013 12:00am PST
was the accent so important? >> well, she was from atlanta, but i also really felt that it was part of what disarmed people and made them underestimate her. you know, when james talked about the project, he said, "it is unusual to have a southern person the smartest person in the room," and i loved that idea. you know, i have a real respect for the south. i love southern people. i love the history there, so i really wanted to tap into that. not only tap into it, but celebrate it, make it a huge part of her character. you know, she was very much a southern lady, hence she hardly ever wore pants. you know, she was kind of an old-fashioned belle. tavis: did you ever get concerned at all -- this is always fascinating for me, speaking of how this town works. there is a point which on a particular series certain individuals, at least, get typecast. i'm always wondering how actors make decisions when to let stuff go. i want to come back to your point earlier about wanting out on top, but even going out on top means you've done this for seven years. >> right. tavis: as an actor, do you ever get con
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